US assistant secretary of state: The scene in Libya is complex but no military solution to the crisis

US assistant secretary of state: The scene in Libya is complex but no military solution to the crisis

September 13, 2020 - 11:30
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The US assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs, David Schenker has said "the situation is difficult in Libya", and warned that the country is on the verge of turning into another Syria.

Schenker confirmed in a press statement that the regional and international differences had made the landscape in Libya more complex, describing the players involved in the Libyan conflict as "very stubborn", making the situation more difficult.

He explained that he spends quite a long time with US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo discussing the Libyan crisis file, emphasizing there is no military solution to the Libyan dispute.

Schenker added that there are relentless efforts made by US diplomats to push the GNA headed by Fayez al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar to engage productively in the negotiations, noting in this regard, that he is "discussing with his British and French counterparts this matter continuously."

The US official also revealed that they will appoint a special representative for the Libyan negotiations, besides the UN envoy, "who is doing a great job," as he put it.